A. Taylor Harvie, III
The Amelia County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that we have selected Armistead Taylor Harvey, III as the new County Administrator. Mr. Harvie is a lifelong resident of this community who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 2005. He is currently the owner and operator of Coverly Farm in the County and operates Coverly Company, a real estate appraisal firm.
While a member of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, Mr. Harvie helped develop standards for the operation and monitoring of the Maplewood Landfill and served for 14 years as a member of the Landfill Advisory Committee. He has served on the Heartland Regional Council. While serving on the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, he was a part of the building of a new elementary school, a renovation and addition to the middle school, and the conversion of the former Amelia County High School building into county offices. He was instrumental in the development of the county utilities system and created a helped staff the County Parks and Recreation Department.
Mr. Harvie currently serves as the chairman of the Amelia County Electoral Board and is a former board member of the Richmond Red Cross and the Saint Francis Hospital Advisory Board. He is married to Pamela Anderson Harvie and is the father of three children and the legal guardian of two other children. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Amelia.
His employment was approved by the Amelia County Board of Supervisors at their January 19th meeting. Mr. Harvie will begin his work for Amelia on February 1st.
Franklin D. Harris, Chairman of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors made the following comment concerning Mr. Harvie`s appointment : “ After a search lasting for five months, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the County will be best served by appointing one of our long time residents , Mr. Taylor Harvie, III, as our next administrator. The Board feels that Mr. Harvie has a unique combination of government experience and local knowledge to lead this community. We know that the Amelia community will join us in welcoming Mr. Harvie to his new position and work with him and us to move this community forward in this difficult economy. “
Posted on: 02/21/2014 10:33 AM
February 19, 2014 - Board of Supervisors Meeting Report
Regular Board Meeting –7:00 pm in the General District Courtroom
The Meeting opened with an Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Boy Scout Troop No. 6504 led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Meeting Agenda was approved as presented.
The Board approved minutes of the January 15, 2014, regular board meeting, the January 6, 2014, continued board meeting and the November 25, 2013, Joint Public Hearing with the Planning Commission were approved with corrections.
The Board approved the February Revenue Summary, Expenditure Summary Report, and the AP Check Register.
The following appropriations were approved:
Amelia County Sheriff
$21,133 to the Sheriff’s budget to cover replacement of a police vehicle, $22,000 for courtroom security and $2,119 from the forfeited asset budget for investigative equipment.
Clerk of Circuit Court
$9,041 to the Clerk of Circuit Court’s budget from funds received through the Library of Virginia Preservation Grant for the preservation and restoration of old deed books and $ 3,610.55 received as a refund resulting from a vendor change to be used to purchase new recording and date stamps.
Amelia County School Board
$100,000 to the School Board’s budget for security equipment relating to the Security Equipment Grant Program and $114,106 relating to the VPSA Grant package. Further requests for appropriations totaling $635,273 will be heard during a public hearing in March.
David Whitaker provided a report of current VDOT activity. He reported that VDOT continues with general maintenance of County roads and the Route 609 Bridge Replacement Project has officially started.
Mary Hickman, Interim Executive Director for Commonwealth Regional Council presented their annual report for FY 2013.
Sharon Harrup, President and CEO of STEPS, Inc., gave a presentation on the many services of STEPS and asked the Board for consideration of an increase in the County’s contribution for FY 2014-2015.
Sheriff Ricky Walker presented plaques of appreciation to the individuals who volunteered their services to create the Breast Cancer/Autism Awareness Car.
Approval was given to allow for an exchange of surplus vehicles between the Sheriff’s office and the Rescue Squad. The Rescue Squad has a surplused ambulance that it wishes to exchange for a surplused 2008 Ford Explorer from the Sheriff’s office.
Tim Sharff spoke during the public comment period to speak against a hunt club that owns the property adjacent to him and keeps at least twenty hunting dogs on the property. He stated the dogs are loud and he is having a hard time dealing with the noise.
The Board reappointed Marvin James as a representative of District 3 to a new five year term on the Building Code Appeals Board.
The FY 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Plan was accepted as presented by the Board.
David Whitaker discussed the need to update the Amelia County Comprehensive Plan. He informed the Board that our current plan was given to Commonwealth Regional Council to review. He said they have provided options for the County to consider in moving forward with the plan. He asked the Board for guidance and direction on the review and update of the plan. Board members were in agreement that in an effort to accommodate a changing world, the current Comprehensive Plan should be rewritten.
A special event permit application was approved for the Bike Virginia Bicycle Tour to use the parking lot and soccer field behind the Courthouse on June 21, 2014, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm as a rest stop for individuals participating in the bicycle tour.
A special event permit was approved for the Barter Town Farmer’s Market to be held at the County Fairground Pavilion from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Tuesday during the months of April, May, June, July, August, Sept., and October.
Under the Consent Agenda it was reported that the Waste Management Host Fee Check for the Month of January was $43,183.20.
Longwood Small Business Development Center submitted a request for $2,152 for the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget.
Tramp’s Rescue sent an email expressing praise for the work of Animal Control employee, Cindy Case and her due diligence in working with rescues and adopters to get the animals that come through the County shelter to a better place.
During the comment period for Supervisors, District 1 Supervisor Jim Bennett expressed appreciation to all that attended the meeting. District 2 Supervisor Judy Jones reported that Piedmont Senior Resources was in the process of rolling out new personnel policies and procedures, pay bands and performance evaluation tools. Ms. Jones reported that she was reappointed to the VACO Health and Human Services Steering Committee. District 3 Supervisor Ralph Whitaker commented on Virginia Dominion Power’s intention to add a transmission line from Jetersville to the Ponton’s substation. Mr. Whitaker encouraged all landowners who will be affected by the installation of the line to attend the public meeting on March 5th. District 4 Supervisor Carroll Barnard had no comment. District 5 Supervisor Frank Harris expressed the need for citizens to address problems by contacting supervisors or county offices.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.
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